There are lots of things the world needs. More subscription-based wine writing websites probably isn't one of them, yet they continue to proliferate. One of the most recent additions was Decanter, and I noticed today that Jasper Morris's Burgundy site is going to introduce a paywall soon.

I even hear that the Hosemaster of Wine is going to introduce a $199 subscription which will actually block subscribers from accessing his site. Sign me up.

So how many wine writing subscription websites are there? At least 31, by my reckoning - and probably quite a few more. I've listed them below in descending order of annual subscription in GBP, including local currency where relevant.

Whether they actually generate a decent income for their respective owners is an entirely different question. Incidentally, an annual subscription to all of them would cost £1,286 - the same as a triple-pack of Armand de Brignac champagne at Hedonism. I'll leave you to decide which is better value.

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A list of wine writing subscription websites

  1. Burghound £107 ($145)
  2. JamesSuckling.com £107 ($145)
  3. Vinous £88 ($120)
  4. View From The Cellar £88 ($120)
  5. JancisRobinson.com £85
  6. Restaurant wine £80 ($109)
  7. Quarin.com £80 (€90)
  8. Champagne Club £79 (€89)
  9. Decanter £75
  10. RobertParker.com £73 ($99)
  11. JebDunnuck.com £73 ($99)
  12. Champagne Guide £66 ($89)
  13. Burgundy Report £64 (CHF85)
  14. MatthewJukes.com £60
  15. La Revue du Vin de France £52 (€59)
  16. International Wine Review £51 ($69)
  17. The Feiring Line £50 ($68)
  18. Wine Companion £45 (AUD79)
  19. The Wine Doctor £45
  20. Wine Spectator £44 ($60)
  21. For The Love Of Port £43 ($59)
  22. Purely Domestic Wine Report £37 ($50)
  23. HuonHooke.com £28 (AUD49)
  24. The Wine Front £28 (AUD49)
  25. Drink Rhône £25
  26. The California Grapevine £24 ($32)
  27. JeremyOliver.com £23 (AUD40)
  28. Wine Align £21 (CAD35)
  29. NatalieMaclean.com £21 (CAD35)
  30. The Wine Gang £19.99
  31. Inside Burgundy (TBC)

Are there any I've missed? Let me know in the comments below!

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